Where Were You on July 9, 1985?

By Bill Oglesby | July 15th, 2014

Every issue, Bill Oglesby reproduces his popular “Where Were You?” feature – which aired on B-103.7 radio from 1991 to 1996 – in BOOMER format.

Billboard’s Top 5 songs on July 9, 1985: 

1. “Sussudio” – Phil Collins

2. “A View to a Kill” – Duran Duran

3. “Raspberry Beret” – Prince and the Revolution

4. “Heaven” – Bryan Adams

5. “The Search Is Over” – Survivor

Movies in Richmond … Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe star in St. Elmo’s Fire now at the West Tower, Biograph and Chesterfield theaters … Ron Howard’s fantasy film Cocoon plays the Ridge and Midlothian … and Prizzi’s Honor shows at the Westhampton and Cloverleaf.

Lots of great live shows in Richmond … Broadway’s longest running show, A Chorus Line, comes to the Carpenter Center July 16-21, followed by Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ July 23-28. Jimmy Buffett plays Kings Dominion July 14.

On TV tonight … Our TV selections tonight include a Three’s Company spinoff called Three’s A Crowd on Channel 8 (ABC), Alice (the TV adaptation of the movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) on Channel 6 (CBS) and the action-adventure The A-Team on Channel 12 (NBC).

The marriage of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau and the City of Norfolk gets a bit closer as City Council there approves plans for the Cousteau Ocean Center, if Cousteau uses his best efforts over the next six months to raise $5 million to help pay for the project.

David Stockman, President Reagan’s brash budget director, announces he’s leaving the administration to pursue a career in private business.

Speaking of President Reagan, Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Wyatt Durrette expects the president to campaign for him here in an appearance later this month. That will also give Reagan a chance to visit the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill on the same trip.

TRIVIA: Who went on to defeat Wyatt Durrette for Virginia governor in November 1985?

(See answer, below.)

The visiting New York Mets, with the help of George Foster and Keith Hernandez, beat the Cincinnati Reds 11 to 2 for their eighth straight victory. Foster and Hernandez both hit home runs. The Mets’ winning streak is the longest of any National League team this season.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Democrat Gerald Baliles 


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